Presentation on theme: "By Alex and Martin. PPE is Personal Protective Equipment. This is defined as anything you need to wear to protect your person, from adverse weather."— Presentation transcript:
PPE is Personal Protective Equipment. This is defined as anything you need to wear to protect your person, from adverse weather conditions, to a heavy impact. This can include safety helmets, gloves, footwear, high –visibility clothing, eye protection and more.
Hearing and respiratory protective equipment isn’t covered by these regulations. However, these are covered by other regulations but still need to be compatible with any PPE provided. Cycle helmets and crash helmets are not subject to this regulation as they legally required under road traffic legislation.
PPE regulations do not apply in certain situations where hazards require more specific regulations to ensure safety. For example: Any work site with asbestos will require ‘The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002’ as well as the ‘PPE at Work Regulation 1992’ to be covered.
The Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002. The Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999. The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended). The Noise at Work Regulations 1989. The Construction (Head Protection) Regulations 1989.
The employer is responsible for supplying all PPE needed in the workplace wherever there is a health and safety risk. This also includes making sure equipment is suitable for the job and maintained and stored correctly. To ensure employees are correctly trained and continue to use all equipment safely. To carry out regular inspections.
To ensure they are provided with all PPE needed and receive the appropriate training on how to use it. To ensure maintenance of equipment and make sure any defects are reported. To make sure all equipment is being stored as directed. To ensure all equipment is being worn when needed.
All PPE will require the CE logo to comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Regualtions 2002. The letters CE stands for " C onformité E uropéene“ or “European Conformity”. This marking ensures the product reaches the safety standard across Europe.
However, this is not to be confused with the Chinese CE logo (China Export) which the two letters are much closer together.
The PPE has only been updated once, which was in 2002. We believe that with the improvements in technology it should be updated more regularly.
The PPE Regulations rely on internal monitoring. It is down to the employer to provide all PPE needed and down to the employee to use all PPE provided. Each employee should check there own equipment for faults before use. The employer should carry out regular safety inspections on all equipment.